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I first heard about Spike Lee's new movie "Chi-Raq" on NPR the other night. I'm looking forward to seeing it too! I love that it was inspired by the Greek dramatist

Aristophanes' Lysistrata.

If you haven't read Lysistrata or would like to read it again, let us help!! Check out what we have in the catalog for you!

If you want some help with interpretation or critical analysis of the play, we can help with that too! Check out these options:

  • "Lysistrata." Drama for Students. Ed. Michael L. LaBlanc
  • Loy, Pamela S. "Lysistrata." World Literature and Its Times: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them. Joyce Moss. Vol. 8: Classical Literature and Its Times
  • Taylor, Sara. "Lysistrata." The Literature of War. Ed. Thomas Riggs. Vol. 3: Impacts
  • "The Battle of the Sexes: Lysistrata (LysistratÄ“)." Aristophanes. Lois Spatz. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978. 91-102. Twayne's World Authors Series 482

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